At Kaia F.I.T. Oahu, instructors view the women in their fitness classes as a team of athletes training to improve their stamina and strength via intense muscle-confusion workouts. Programs such as BRIK boot camps and CORE training lead clients through a creative exercise regimen while emphasizing a sense of motivational camaraderie.
One With 8's experienced instructors strengthen the body and calm the mind through hot yoga and fitness classes. Room temperatures reach balmy tropical levels, helping muscles to relax, blood to circulate easily, and brains to imagine themselves in a beachfront paradise where all the coconuts are full of chocolate milk. During a Power 8 lesson, students explore Ashtanga and its emphasis on flexibility and self-discipline. The All In One class takes them into the realm of Hatha yoga, where the combination of static stretching and heat burns off fat, stress, and toxins. Pilates mat bodywork is the basis for the Infinite Core, a workout that runs through 34 poses. More introspective and meditative, Relax DEEP sessions offer slower movements with longer holds.
The certified trainers at BalanceCore Fitness will whip you into shape with a results-oriented regimen focused on functional training for the entire body. Programs customized to your goals and level of fitness build strength and endurance through weight-bearing activities targeted at core muscles. While functional training is not recommended preparation for starring in oil-smothered muscle contests or Predator sequels, it can improve joint stability and prevent injuries commonly sustained in sports and daily activities.
The certified instructors at Bikram Yoga Honolulu specialize in Bikram yoga, a style that uses 26 poses to work every major muscle group in the body. Each 90-minute class is taught in 105-degree heat, believed to help practitioners ease chronic pain, sweat out toxins, and stretch further than they would otherwise. Though most sessions are actively led by a teacher, some are conducted in meditative silence, and others are held by candlelight. The studio offers classes in other yoga styles as well, including Ashtanga, which uses breath control to bring about a heightened state of relaxation.
Momentum Multisport supports terrestrial and aquatic athletes alike with a gaggle of gear, repair services, and a nutrition center. Set sail across treacherous tides in an inner tube ($5–$8) and guard vulnerable heads from giant starfish attacks with an assortment of cushioned helmets ($25–$200). New hybrid, single-speed, mountain, road, and triathlon bikes from brands such as Santa Cruz, Fuji, and Argon 18 can replace rusty jalopies or bullheaded unicycles ($350–$8,000). Momentum Multisport's full nutrition center lets electrolyte-deprived athletes refuel with endurance-boosting sustenance such as Clif Bar Shot Bloks, tiny cubes of all-natural and organic ingredients ($2.25), and Hammer Heed, a gluten-free, vegan-friendly energy drink ($2.25). Meanwhile, the store’s affable staff members can give landlubbers’ pedal-propelled transporters a routine tune-up ($80) or a full-fledged overhaul ($180), repairing damage caused by spills, crashes, or prolonged exposure to maniacal trash compactors.